Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Rogue Trader 15mm: The Project Update


A couple of posts ago I mentioned I was working on some 15mm for the holidays. Well I didn't  get as much done as I wanted but I did get to tidy up a few and get a few new bits painted.

The Torg Warband so far.

Monday, 29 December 2014

SAGA: Viking Warlord



Did that theme get yu in the mood for some hardcore Viking action.. well it did me!


Saturday, 27 December 2014

100k Views! Hurrah!


As of last night Oldhammer on a Budget, the finest Budget style Oldhammer Blog ticked over 100k views.

A few facts for you lovable followers (All 148 of you plus you sneaky lurkers)

317 Posts have been made.
148 Minions have been gathered.
102 Countries has viewed this Blog.
This Blog was started in May 2012
I like Bacon
1192 Comments (Minus Spam) have been left.
I get some damn random search keywords directed to this Blog (Most dew to Goats & Rape Demons).
Buy me some Bacon
Any Blog that links to me I try and link back
Type Oldhammer into Google and this Blog shows up 4th

What a wild 18 months this has been and I don't foresee this Blog slowing down anytime soon! So many thanks to everyone to made it so!

Friday, 26 December 2014

SAGA: Viking Beserkers


While most of you enjoyed a good Ol' family Xmas I on the other hand spent it painting half naked hairy men.. Heh normally a service you'd have to pay for I'm sure.

Berserker slick in the blood of their foes
The figures are Blacktree Design which I picked up on their Black Friday sale, still waiting for half the order to be sent which is rather annoying to say the least.

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Saturnalia


Merry Saturnalia my Minions! May you all drink eat & be merry!

Today I shall all on lonesome, but have no fear it just means I get even more painting time!

On the painting table today is more 15mm Sci Fi and some Black Tree Design Vikings for SAGA


Tuesday, 23 December 2014

2014 Round Up: Part 2


So part 2 of the 2014 round up then, I'm rather proud of my Hobby and always happy to show off to the internet and friends.

I'm just going to include some of my favourite projects rather then everything painted (Well over 400 figures).

6mm & 15mm:

This year I broke away from my standard 28mm gaming to try my hand at both 6mm & 15mm, both of which I'm rather addicted too now.

6mm wise I completed 2 Epic Armies (Genestealer Cult & Orks) & alot of scenery.



Sunday, 21 December 2014

2014 Round Up: Part 1



Well well well.. Almost another year gone and boy this year has had it's highs and lows.

This year has had some rather rotten lows, being diagnosed with a condition that'll end up making me blind and my brother stealing my inheritance being two of the worst.

But feck that boys and girls there has been many a good thing too so lets list them shall we?

What? wait?

Yes I'm going to show off because for once despite a sitting in a cold flat with no working boiler I've managed alot this year.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Evil Space Dorfs - Painted Masters


Almost Xmas time eh? Full of joys and spirits? I wish that was the case in the Danks household but alas not too be as last night my Boiler went boom.. Looks like it won't be fixed to after the hoilday season to boot! So no hot water and heating! Bag Humbug!

Oh a plus note I've done the first bit of painting in a little while (Bad eyes strikes again) but I managed to paint up the Evil Dorf Masters! They look rather spanking too!

4 Masters all together

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Evil Space Dorfs - 2nd Master Casts


So yesterday I showed you the first picture first Masters Casts of a Evil Space Dorf Officer & Trooper (HERE)

Remember the blacked out figures?

Wanna see them?

Really?

Ok, just for you.. don't tell anyone:

Dark Judge Dorf Chico & Cyber Goat ''Ram-Bam''

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Evil Space Dorfs - First Master Casts



So as some of you know I have had the rather talented Mr Fimm of Oakbound Games commission me a range of ''Evil Space Dorfs'' You can follow his work on his Blog

It's been a fair few months in the making and you can view the concepts and greens here:

Evil Space Dorfs - Concepts 1
Evil Space Dorfs - Concept 2 'Gramps & Fenlock'
Evil Space Dorfs - Greens

Now the Master Casts have arrived:



Sunday, 14 December 2014

Squiggies looking for a new home

Squigs are for life not just for Xmas,

Alas these poor homeless Squigs are looking for a new loving home with plenty of Goblins to eat and fungus to hump.



Friday, 12 December 2014

Wargames Scenery: Stonehenge/Alter


Yes I know, another post about Scenery.. Don't like it? Awww I'm sorry, well not really but It's almost Black Mass time and I can't afford to alienate my Minions ;).


Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Chico's gone Mantic again: Sci Fi Crazy Box


Love them or hate them but one thing that can't be denied is Mantic know how to do a bargain and draw in the punters. 

Every year they do a ''Crazy Box'' in  2 flavours both Sci Fi & Standard for £25 which contains around £80 worth of toys. This year they also had 2 deals running 15% off and Free Shipping over £30.

So Ummm I couldn't say no, so along with some more Deadzone Terrain I got a box.


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Outcast Greenskins: More Bastards!


Taking a week out from my massed SAGA whoring (Wait till you see my new Scenery for SAGA, think Stonehenge).

Now as readers of OoaB know I have a long ongoing Outcast/Chaos Greenskin force being painted up. My Force is going to break down into 3 Parts:

Chaos/Outcast Goblins W/ Randoms (Giant, Orc Warmacines, Orclings)
Khornate Half Orc Warband
Corrupted Hobgoblin Warband

Each of these 3 parts will join together for large games but each will have it's own theme and flavour.

Khornate Half-Orc Commander

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Challenge Week: Rank & File


IT'S BACK!

That's Ladies and Gentiles I bring forth the 10th and final Chico Challenge Week™ of 2014.

This time it's the Rank & File that gets the loving, the poor Foot Soldier or Cannon Fodder to the glory hunters out there.

You have just under 32 hours to plan before it kicks off, you better get cracking!

Friday, 5 December 2014

Wargames Scenery: Gaming Mats


So if I'm honest my gaming table stalled, the reason was just how to go about making it. I'm not very DIY unless you mean Destroy It Yourself.

The main problem was what do I use.. do I run with a expensive Battleboard set (Games Workshop) or a home made textured board, maybe even a new rubber gaming mats (Mantic) or a classic flocked mat.

Then of course what colour as I base 40k/Sci-Fi 1 way and Fan/Historic another (Which still has exceptions to the rules..)

Right I think i have made my mind up.


Thursday, 4 December 2014

SAGA: Battle Report - ''Challenge at Ameagon's Rock''


 Anglo-Danish Bacon Vs Welsh Sheep ''Enjoyers''

So today I had another great game of SAGA against my rival Lord Pat and his Welsh. Rolling up the scenario we got ''The Challenge''.

Works for me as I haven't played that one before.

Set up is simple with both Warlords starting with in S (4") of each other in the centre, this case right under the giant throbbing rock.. Yes I said rock :P

Warlords face off, while the Welsh advance

Monday, 1 December 2014

Chainsaw Warrior PC Game Review


''Zombies, chainsaws and a ticking clock dominate this remarkably faithful recreation of Games Workshops’ solo board game''


The game plays out very much like patience, but with zombies. You as the role of Chainsaw Warrior, are a retired Cyborg Veteran in 2032, called back into action for one last job. A shadowy being from another dimension has taken over a New York tenement block, and will drag the city screaming into some sort of central casting Hell if not stopped.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

SAGA: Anglo-Danish 4pts Complete


So after a rather horrible night last night spent in A&E with the Wife who had a allergic reaction to something (No not my wang!), I finished my 4pts this morning. They were finished Wednesday but since them I've re-based and done some work on the shields.



Friday, 28 November 2014

Black Friday, Cyber Monday.. Orcs Nest?



So since today is Black Friday a trend brought over by those bloody.. sorry lovely Yank-a-doodles, me and my Wife decided it was high time for a trip into London. What's a trip into London without going into the infamous Orcs Nest (And Forbidden Planet but shhh we won't talk about how much my Wife sent in there).

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Nostalgia or Why we buy silly things..

Oldhammer, Retrogaming, collecting/hoarding or whatever else you wish to label is simply a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past.

Or

Nostalgia

We all have that same feeling of that ''Golden Age'' when we first looked upon the hobby we now love and some cases despise. My ''Golden Age'' is around '94 to '98 when I was deeply rooted in the hobby and for a fat nerdy and very quiet kid a way to express himself and not feel quite an outcast.

My local hobby shop was and still is GW Watford, I remember or at least though my nostalgia tinted glasses a welcoming place as much as a smelly Heavy Metal booming shop could be I guess.

It was nostaliga which made me buy these are longing for them as a poor kid

Monday, 24 November 2014

SAGA: Anglo-Danish Ceorls Part 1


Arhhhh so at last my Mum and Auntie has been sent packing back down to Barnstaple and the family which gathered for my Mums 70th has dispersed back to their various holes.

As such I haven't had much chance to paint this week but I did knock out 8 Anglo-Dane Ceorls (Warriors).

2 Points completed, 4 to finish.


Friday, 21 November 2014

Wargaming Scenery: The bits that pushed the Wife to far... Balls!


So you may have noticed that on various interweb fauna I've been listing lots of lead for sale/dispatch.. Well it's really my choice in the matter, while we have now moved into a larger flat I'm still limited on my Hobby space which is already getting overcrowded by bits and pieces.

Well the Powers That Be as decreed that I need to decrease my collection of stuff that I'm not going to use, such as spares from completed projects.

What pushed her over the edge though is the amount of Terrain I've been collecting, it's nothing large in size but lots of little items such as Minefields, Barricades and Ruins.

Want to see what the actual piece(s) pushed her?



Thursday, 20 November 2014

Epic (6mm) Genestealer Cult spares joblot for sale/trade

I don't tend to do for sale/trade posts on the Blog but I'm under orders to start shifting the bits boxes/lead piles I'm never going to use before I'm allowed to crack on with the scenery and gaming table (It does take up alot of space to be fair).

So up on offer today which will be the first of a few bits is my spare Epic Genestealer Cult bits, I finished the complete force for this years Bring Out Your Lead 14 along with a Ork force so I have no use for anything that's left.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

SAGA: Anglo-Danish Huscarls Part1


Not too much painting done the last few days I'm afraid just a few and a few more undercoated. But I did finish 4 Huscarls (Banner, Horn and 2 Dane-Axes).

They are plastics by Wargames Factory Saxon Thegns costing about 45p each (£15 for 32), they are Ok but nothing special but do look better then I was expecting.

Monday, 17 November 2014

SAGA: Anglo-Danish Warlord


So following on from my last post I've been busy hunting though my lead pile and sourcing various bits and pieces for my Anglo-Danish (I'm sure there's a Bacon joke somewhere.. Hmmm Bacon *drools*)

I started with the Warlord, lucky for me he come equipped with a Dane Axe a state of the art weapon for the time. I also wanted to not to stick to historic 100% as well that just ain't my cup of tea (Or pint of Guinness).

Anyway hunting for my unloved projects I came across the perfect figure for a war loving Anglo-Bacon (Yup I found the Bacon joke).


The figure is a Ral Partha Tyrant Berserker, a rather nice figure If I do say so myself. Adds alittle fantasy touch to the setting :)

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Gripping Beast's SAGA



In the last week I've been looking into Gripping Beast's game SAGA, Now I've been rather slow on checking out this game before now dew to the fact I never done anything ''Historic'' apart from a unit of Napoleonic Imperial Guard Dutch Grenadiers when I was 14 (And yes I messed up the Uniforms). Which to be honest put me right off Historics as I like to run non-cannon in my paint schemes.

Anyway,

Gripping Beast's Dark Ages miniatures skirmish. Each side has between 20 and 70 miniatures, organised into groups of 4-12 warriors. Miniatures are classed as Hearthguard, Warriors, or Levy, and an army comprises of 6 points of units (1 point = 4 Hearthguard, 8 Warriors, or 12 Levy).



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